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Lake Guntersville, Guntersville

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Lake Guntersville State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the far north side of the city of Guntersville in Marshall County, Alabama. The state park occupies on the eastern shore of Guntersville Lake, a 69000acre impoundment of the Tennessee River. The park features resort facilities and is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.HistoryThe state park had its beginnings in 1947, when the Tennessee Valley Authority transferred on Guntersville Reservoir to the state to create what was first known as Little Mountain State Park. The park opened in 1974.In 2011, the park suffered severe damage when it was struck twice during the tornado outbreak of April 27. Hundreds of trees in the northern half of the park were destroyed by an EF2 tornado that struck in the early morning. The campgrounds also saw damage done to RV campers and the camp lodge. A second tornado, measured as an EF1, followed shortly after the first, damaging the park entrance and golf course. Two years later, the campground officially reopened, following a rebuilding and upgrading of facilities and the planting of more than 400 new trees.Activities and amenitiesThe park features a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain, 18-hole golf course, fishing center, beach complex, lakeview cottages, lakeside campground, and of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
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  • We had a lake view room in the lodge. You can also see the lake from the state park roads and surrounding roads. It is absolutely beautiful to sit and enjoy the lake!  more »
  • Beautiful Lake Guntersville has it all..great fishing,swimming ,hiking and Eagle watching! If you like to get away from it all this us for you.Quaint small town atmosphere with many walking/bike trail...  more »
  • Beauty, splendor, clean air and green spaces. A wonderful park just chock full of green spaces. A gorgeous. Very low user fee.  more »
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  • The beauty is amazing. This lake is very well kept. The landscape is incredible. It is truly one of the most relaxing as well as exciting places to go alone or take the entire family for 1 day or a week of fun. There are markets close by to pick up anything you might need or maybe forgot. I just love this place so so much.
  • Best place for vacations! Very beautiful, well kept up with, and super therapeutic! They provide picnic tables, grills, and allow dogs. Best scenery around for miles. If youd like, you can rent pavilions. They have many benches on the walk strip. Many places to fish from. Plenty of of boat ramps and docks around the lake. Several places for boat rentals. There is a park on the lake, and its a safe fun place to take your children.
  • Great fishing year round. Lot's of good bass.
  • Had a nice quiet stay at one of the Guntersville State Park Lodge chalets. The chalet we stayed in was clean and was supplied with pots, pans, and dishes. A king size bed was in the master bedroom and 2 full size beds in the other,Zaxbys they share a single small bath. Plenty restaurants and shopping venues are within a short drive of the park and lodge has dining options.
  • Nice place for camping. The lake is large. Reasonable price and campsite is clean. Good showers and restrooms.
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